Interviews can be an effective way to find out what scholars really think and to uncover the essence of their work. Below is the list of the interviews we’ve done at SuperScholar. We have many more in the works.
Dan Ariely is one of the most perceptive researchers in the newly emerging field of behavioral economics. Bypassing the conventional wisdom of standard economics about what humans, as rational utility maximizers, ought to do, Ariely employs innovative social psychological experiments to uncover what humans actually do.
Douglas Wilson is the founder and leading light of the Classical Christian Education movement, which is playing an increasingly significant role in religious and homeschooling education. Here is our insightful interview with Rev. Wilson. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Paul Kurtz is a legendary figure among American humanists, atheists, and skeptics. For more than half a century he has been indefatigable in advancing a secular vision of life and society. Although he sees no ultimate validity to religious belief, he has always been open to dialogue with religious believers, even counting many as friends.
Dr. Sarah Whitman is a Board Certified Psychiatrist in practice for 19 years in Pennsylvania. In her private practice, she works primarily with patients with chronic pain. She has published articles in both the academic and lay literature about chronic pain. Her current interests include spirituality and pain, and the use of mindfulness for pain.
Mary Poplin’s teaching and research examine learning and pedagogical theories, philosophy in education, worldviews, and research methods. Her research focuses on the inside of K-12 classrooms, most recently a five-year study of 31 highly effective teachers in low-performing urban schools.
Leland Wilkinson is an “academic entrepreneur” or “entrepreneurial academic.” As a professor of psychology, he wrote SYSTAT, a state-of-the-art statistical software package that netted him millions. In this interview, he discusses the opportunities and challenges that face academics who see business opportunites arise from their research.
Formerly a professional stage magician, James Randi has used his skills at deceiving the eye to unmask the techniques, tricks, and strategems of charlatans who pretend to have supernatural powers and thereby cheat people out of their money and self-respect. In this he has done the public enormous service.
Dr. Craig Alter is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Fellowship Program Director and formerly the Clinical Director of the Endocrinology & Diabetes Division at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Christopher Michael Langan lays legitimate claim to having the highest IQ of anyone in the United States. He is a scholar in the original sense of the word. Scholar in its Greek root refers to leisure for reflection, and Langan has devoted his spare time to intellectual pursuits.
Arlie Petters is the Benjamin Powell Professor and Professor of Mathematics, Physics, and Business Administration at Duke University. He is known for his groundbreaking work in the mathematical theory and mathematical physics of gravitational lensing.
Sen. Peter Gosselin Fitzgerald was in the U.S. Senate from 1998 to 2004, choosing to return to private life rather than run for a second term. Since then he has come back to the family business of banking, founding and heading the Chain Bridge Bank in the Washington DC area.
Paul Halpern is a Ph.D. physicist with expertise in general relativity, complexity, history of physics, the nature of time, and cultural aspects of science. He was recently featured in an episode of the popular television show The Simpsons after writing a book entitled What’s Science Ever Done for Us?